Formative assessment shall help to promote learning and develop competence in mathematics. The pupils demonstrate and develop competence in the subject in years 1 and 2 when they can experiment with and describe different properties and structures in patterns of numbers and shapes, in exploratory play, art and everyday situations. The pupils also demonstrate and develop competence in mathematics when they wonder, ask mathematical questions and explain and argue for their own solutions. They also demonstrate and develop competence by using simple subject-related terminology.
The teacher shall facilitate for pupil participation and stimulate their desire to learn by allowing the pupils to explore mathematics through movement, play, wonder and using their senses. The teacher shall engage in dialogue with the pupils about their development in numeracy and understanding of numbers. The pupils shall have the opportunity to try and fail. With the competence the pupils have demonstrated as the starting point, they shall be given the opportunity to express what they experiency mastery in and what they master better than before. The teacher shall provide guidance on further learning and adapt the teaching to enable the pupils to use the guidance provided to develop their competence in exploration and problem solving related to numbers and patterns and in communicating using mathematical concepts.